Contingency planning for winter weather »Severe weather requires robust, collaborative planning between the Welsh Government and the public and private sectors in Wales.Learn more »
New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
A legal obligation to report any child or adult believed to be at risk of abuse or neglect will be implemented in Wales in 2016, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford today announced.
- “Get vaccinated against the flu”, Wales’ top doctor urges
- 0808 80 10 800 - 24 hour help for domestic abuse victims
- New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
- Designation of Licensing authority under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2015-16
- Consultation on Local Development Plans Process Review
- Liver disease delivery plan
- Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Wales) (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015
Section highlightQualifications Wales BillThe Bill will establish Qualifications Wales as an independent regulator for qualifications and the qualification system in Wales.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update
This 6th edition details over 370 investments across both public and private sectors with a value of more than £40bn.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales
Professor Williams is a leading researcher into Alzheimer's Disease.
She is head of the Neurodegeneration section of the Medical Research Council Centre on Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics; and a former Chief Scientific Adviser to the Alzheimer’s Research Trust. She was born in Merthyr and studied psychology at Cardiff University.
Professor John Harries was the first Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales from 01 May 2010 until April 2013, when he retired. During his time in the post, 'Science for Wales' was published.
The role of the Chief Scientific Adviser:
- to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, known as the STEM subjects
- lead the scientific effort within the Welsh Government
- review scientific advice provided to the Welsh Government
- engage with the wider scientific community
- bring together businesses, the Welsh Government and universities for their mutual benefit and to expand our economy
- work with the Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) and Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers in the UK Government
- act as Head of Profession for science and technology staff in Wales and particularly in the Welsh Government.